Commissioner McKeel News
5/6/13 - 11:07 am
On May 2, Chair Jeff Cogen submitted his proposed 2013-14 budget. A series of public meetings will be held throughout May for citizen imput. We welcome testimony during these meetings to find out what the priorities are for the citizens living in Multnomah county.
4/25/13 - 1:55 pm
Remarks from April 18, 2013 Board of County Commissioners meeting regarding proposed gun safety ordinance. This was the first reading of the ordinance.
3/29/13 - 11:05 am
Multnomah County recognizes the invaluable service faith communities provide for individuals, children, and families in Multnomah County. Presenters from the county's Interfaith Initiative recently provided an overview of the county's approach to collaboration with faith communities on their shared goals of improving resident's health and well being.
2/12/13 - 5:49 pm
First Lady Cylvia Hayes declared a new war on poverty Tuesday, announcing details of a prosperity plan to tackle the state’s alarming rate of hunger.
11/8/12 - 3:27 pm
Oregon Army National Guard and Iraq War veteran Mathew Brady often thinks of the nine soldiers he knew who died while serving their country.
11/7/12 - 4:50 pm
Multnomah County voters have approved a measure to create a library tax district, according to the latest election results.
Measure 26-143 was winning 62 percent to 38 percent, according to the Multnomah County Elections Division.
8/7/12 - 11:30 am
Bags of canned food, boxes of shampoo, lotion, first aid supplies and toiletries, pasta and much more was donated during the month of July to aid Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel in her efforts to support returning troops. The food and household items will go to veterans and their families who are adjusting to civilian life.
8/1/12 - 8:42 am
A project that will repave the Historic Columbia River Highway in downtown Troutdale has been rescheduled for September. The project will pave the road from curb to curb between Depot Park at the east end of downtown and the intersection of S.W. Halsey Street and West Historic Columbia River Highway. These sections of the highway were last paved in 2000 and 1995. The project will not pave the highway’s intersection with S.W. 257th Avenue.
7/31/12 - 2:10 pm
On an unseasonably cool recent summer morning, new Portland police officers got their hands dirty to learn more about Multnomah County’s work with juvenile offenders who grow crops as part of their restitution requirements.
7/19/12 - 1:03 pm
Each year, Central City Concern hosts a stand down in the Portland area to assist our returning veterans. Seeing such a great need for the services and connections provided at these events, the Chapel, a Foursquare chuch in Troutdale, is again hosting a Stand Down aimed at helping veterans living in east Multnomah County.
The East County Veterans Stand Down is meant to empower our local veterans and help them thrive in the communities they so bravely served.